Long Celebrity Inspired Hairstyles for Women over 40

Who says when a woman turns forty she should head straight to the hairdresser and chop her hair all off? That antiquated guideline is outdated and archaic. Women in their forties are secure and sure of who they are. They are fierce, trendy and full of panache!

Hairfinder gives you the dish on the hottest long hairstyles for women over forty and this list is nothing but A-List celebrities! Take a tip or two from these long haired super stars as they are all the proof one needs, that forty really is the new twenty.

Jennifer Aniston: Remember when Jennifer Aniston played Rachel on the hit tv series Friends? Women flocked to their hairdressers demanding The Rachel haircut. Two decades later and Aniston is still setting hair trends. Did anyone that now, in her forties her hair is even longer than it was in her twenties? Bam!

Jennifer Aniston in her forties and wearing her hair long
Jennifer Aniston in her forties and wearing her hair long

Heidi Klum: Everything about supermodel Heidi Klum says, “natural beauty” right down to her simplistic, yet overtly beautiful long hairstyle. Center parts can sometimes drag a face down. However, not Heidi’s because her bangs are strategically cut to fall at her cheekbones, giving her a face lift of sorts. Genius!

Natural beauty Heidi Klum's long hairstyle with a center part
Natural beauty Heidi Klum’s long hairstyle with a center part

Charlotte Ross: Talk about a long haired blonde beauty, Charlotte Ross is stunning. She knows that with straight hair, that long, the bangs are essential to giving her some shape. It’s difficult to believe that Ms. Ross is closer to 50 than she is 40. We just think she looks fabulous with her very long hairstyle!

Charlotte Ross, aged over 40 and wearing her hair very long
Charlotte Ross, aged over 40 and wearing her hair very long

Christina Applegate: Christina, aged over 40 in this photo, has a mix of light and dark strands throughout her long hair (also known as highlights and lowlights) that really give her wavy style some oomph by adding dimension and interest. Hairfinder suggest for a natural look to keep the colors no more than two shades difference.

Christina Applegate wearing her hair long with highlights and lowlights
Christina Applegate wearing her hair long with highlights and lowlights

Salma Hayek: The lovely Ms. Hayek shows us all that you don’t have to necessarily go lighter as you get older. In fact, there is a lot to be said about embracing the natural side of things. Selma’s curls are controlled with curl refining product for the perfect natural looking long hairstyle for a woman aged over 40.

Salma Hayek's natural looking long hair with curls
Salma Hayek’s natural looking long hair with curls

Charlize Theron: 40 plus Charlize knows the power in simplicity and uncomplicated beauty routines. Her hair color, length and straight style are all relatively modest but they come together to form the timeless elegance that makes up Charlize’s hairstyle. If you’re a blonde beauty too, be sure to treat your hair with products made for blondes.

Charlize Theron, 40 plus, and wearing her hair long
Charlize Theron, 40 plus, and wearing her hair long

Christina Hendricks: While the vibrant red hair color, that we have come to know Christina for, has been traded in for a more natural looking blonde… the long length is here to stay, at least for now. Christina, aged over 40 on the below photo, knows that there’s a lot to be said in a natural look.

Christina Hendricks' long hair and red hair color
Christina Hendricks’ long hair and red hair color

Hilary Swank: We’ve seen 40 plus Hilary in all lengths of hair ranging from long to very short, some for movie roles and some for her personal style but her longer hairstyle, seen here, is just terrific on her. The deep side part gives her some height while the beachy waves provide interest to the style. Excellent coiffure, Hilary!

Hilary Swank wearing her hair long with waves
Hilary Swank wearing her hair long with waves

Bellamy Young: Bellamy’s deep hues in her hair color really play well off of her skin tone and the length is perfect, not too long nor too short for an older woman. She is known to use the Redken’s Color Extend line of products to help lock in the rich undertones and the UV protection helps with color fading.

Bellamy Young's long hair with deep brown hues
Bellamy Young’s long hair with deep brown hues

Author: Amber Bunyea                               Photos by PR Photos